This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Cajun dialect and identity. Also, Cajun music is usually performed in places associated with Cajun family and social life, solidifying its place in Cajun culture. Cajun musicians such as Joe Falcon is a perfect example of an exceptional Cajun musician. Zydeco music is the music of Creole people. The Zydeco movement emerged after World War II, and has since interacted with many other American traditions. The music is dominated by accordion and washboard, and often joined by fiddle, guitar, bass, and drums. Zydeco music flourished in the “bal de maison” form of house parties. Young people would borrow a house from an elder, clear away the furniture, and dance to Zydeco music. Music at these dances were a center for social interaction, and thus was a staple for Creole culture....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 05/14/2008 for the course MUET 200 taught by Professor Sandstrom during the Winter '06 term at Maryland.
- Winter '06